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Nachev

Dr. Parashkev Nachev is an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Neurology at University College London and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Neurosciences and Mental Health at Imperial College London. Nachev was educated at the University of Cambridge and at the University of Oxford, completing his post-graduate at Hammersmith Hospital in London before receiving his PhD from Imperial College London. With an impressive background in sciences and medicine, Nachev uses his skills to create ethereal portraits and installations. His neurological work aids him in his exploration of conceptual art, where he investigates the problems and possibilities of the discipline. He explains, “ It is a commonplace that the void art fills is the content, but when it comes to conceptual art the void is also the method. For to say your chisel is concepts is to say barely anything at all. How far can that generality be pushed? One hard limit we come against is the biological, that which lies behind concepts, for it is tacitly presupposed by their possibility. I use tools drawn from my experience as a neurologist and a neuroscientist to try to go behind the conceptual, deeper than any moves on the surface can disclose, into the biological most of us can neither see nor ever hope to escape from." Parashkev Nachev’s latest exhibition was part of Frieze VIP Programme of Events and supports a Welcome Trust & Department of Health funded translational research project to develop a clinical system for detecting anomalies in brain scans with the aid of machine learning